Chief Evangelist, MariaDB
Colin Charles works on MariaDB at SkySQL. He has been the Chief Evangelist for MariaDB since 2009, work ranging from speaking engagements to consultancy and engineering works around MariaDB. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He's well known on the conference track having spoken at many of them over the course of his career.
MariaDB is now three years old and we've made 5 major GA releases of the popular database software. With many Linux distributions taking the path to replace MySQL with MariaDB, it can be said that it is 2013 that MariaDB has arrived (so a little longer than OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice split). With MariaDB, you have many new features that you can utilize to take your database usage to the... [read more]